Brand new rooms for a maximum of three patients, each with its own bathroom facilities where emphasis is placed on barrier-free and comfortable access. These are the main advantages of the reconstruction and completion of Pavilion C at the Paseka Specialist Medical Institute. The construction works lasted for about a year and on Monday, 7 January, new premises for the pulmonary department were inaugurated.
As the director of the Specialist Medical Institute Paseka Zdeňka Polzerová mentioned, the original rooms were occupied by more patients and the sanitary facilities in individual rooms were missing completely before the reconstruction, so patients shared toilets and showers in the corridor. This, however, did not correspond to current modern standards.
On the renovated third floor, there are new fourteen rooms with twenty-four beds, the completed fourth-floor takes in 24 patients in eleven rooms. The dining room and kitchen for patients, nurses station, doctor’s office and facilities for other staff were also modernized. Each floor has its own reception desk. A new escape stairway was also created. The cost of reconstruction and completion of Pavilion C exceeded 57 million CZK. The main investor was the Olomouc Region.
The Specialist Medical Institute in Paseka was founded in 1915 due to the increasing number of patients with tuberculosis. In the course of time and progress in medicine, the Institute has also focused on the treatment of other lung diseases, and new wards, such as rehabilitation or aftercare, have also been created. The Institute is used by people from all Olomouc and Zlín regions.